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Just For Laughs 2009 Film Festival and Conference overview with Manager of Programming Paul Ronca

Paul recaps the festival including the many industry panel discussions and how the festival serves the comedy and film industry.  This year saw the participation of comedy legends including Bill Cosby, David Alan Grier, Louie Anderson, Caroline Rhea, Jim Breuer.  Best Director award was given to Todd Phillips (Director of "Hangover" movie) and Best Writing to Etan Cohen (Madagascar, Tropic Thunder).  The panel discussions included many directors of comedy programming from CBS, FOX, ADULT SWIM, COMEDY CENTRAL, and several comedy writers from shows including David Letterman, The Daily Show, Steven Colbert.

Paul recaps the festival including the many industry panel discussions and how the festival serves the comedy and film industry.  This year saw the participation of comedy legends including Bill Cosby, David Alan Grier, Louie Anderson, Caroline Rhea, Jim Breuer.  Best Director award was given to Todd Phillips (Director of "Hangover" movie) and Best Writing to Etan Cohen (Madagascar, Tropic Thunder).  The panel discussions included many directors of comedy programming from CBS, FOX, ADULT SWIM, COMEDY CENTRAL, and several comedy writers from shows including David Letterman, The Daily Show, Steven Colbert.

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Tags: Just For Laughs, Montreal